I am setup with an outboard style cable for steering on my inboard with 3 stage hamilton. IN the late fall after it starts freezing my steering trottle and bucket cable freeze solid till spring. I like to use the but for hunting at least till late november. I dried them out the garage real good for about 3 weeks and tried working some oil into them today but they must be sealed pretty good. Didnt get much in past the cable ends. My goal was to dispalce any moisture getting in there. I pretty sure its freezing close to the ends of the cables and not alll the way thru. Im half tempted to soak them in a hot bucket of no1 diesel.